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Cape debate raises temperatures

There was a robust and invigorating debate at Islamia Auditorium on Wednesday night, as the key contenders in the upcoming Local Government Elections were put to the test. The Great Cape Debate was hosted by VOC, Radio Islam and broadcast on ITV in front of live audience, with moderators Shafiq[…]

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Bid to expose political party funding

A group of civil society activists will launch a court bid to expose the secret funding of political parties. The court application has been launched by My Vote Counts (MVC) a non-profit company campaigning to improve the accountability, transparency and inclusiveness of elections, and political groups in South Africa. This[…]

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ConCourt dismisses party funding case

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid to have political parties disclose the sources of their funding. The Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) was the appropriate legislation for dealing with such matters, seven judges said in their majority judgment. The applicant, an organisation campaigning for greater transparency[…]

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Claimants warned of bogus land claims officials

The office of the regional land claims commissioner has issued a warning to potential claimants to be aware of bogus land claims officials, after a spate of complaints against individuals attempting to solicit funds, as well as political allegiance. The office has heard complaints about prospective claimants being approached by[…]

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‘SA must stand together on xenophobia’

A host of political parties have come out strongly against xenophobia in South Africa as the nation celebrates 21 years of democracy. They are encouraging peaceful debates about issues pertaining to xenophobia. On Friday, politicians shared their views on what has fuelled the xenophobic attacks and possible action that should[…]

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‘Statue vandalism wrong’

Political parties have weighed into the debate around the defacing of colonial-era statues. The Democratic Alliance (DA) said although it welcomes transformation, it condemns the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) non-negotiable approach to vandalism of heritage sites. This comes after the vandalism of the monument of Louis Botha outside Parliament on[…]

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Concourt to hear political party’s funder’s case

The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Tuesday by a non-governmental organisation seeking to determine whether Parliament has failed in its constitutional obligation to get political parties to disclose the source of their private funding. Currently, political parties are not obliged to disclose their funders. The applicant in the[…]

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Parties react to Dalai Lama visa debacle

Some political parties on Friday reacted to the relocation of the Nobel Peace laureates’ summit, and conflicting statements about the Dalai Lama’s visa application. The Democratic Alliance Youth accused President Jacob Zuma of betraying the principles of a free, just, and fair society by allegedly denying the Dalai Lama a[…]

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